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hello, thank you for joining us, i'm jc hayward. >>> during closed hearings on capitol hill this morning, lawmakers grilled the former head of the cia about the terror attack in benghazi. as danielle nottingham reports, the sex scandal that forced general david petraeus to step down only came up once. >>reporter: former cia director david petraeus made his first public appearance since a sex scandal forced him to resign last week. he testified before congress about the terror attack in benghazi that took the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya, but petraeus did not answer a key question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontane
of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on the wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all not? the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, served four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said bales admitted he'd shot up some people. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wearing a scar that have hid her wounds, she told the
lawmakers he believed all along terrorists carried out the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. lawmakers are trying to sort out what the obama administration knew and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. senator john mccain said general petraeus told him that he never spoke to the president about benghazi. he dealt with the director of national intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with
about intelligence failures and the agency's role in that fatal attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi. >> director pept ptraeus went t tripoli and interviewed many of the people involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, are very important. >> reporter: david petraeus resigned a week ago but cbs news has leaned that when he sits down before congress today he'll give testimony that the cia helped prepare. aides will be with their former director inside the hearing. >> a good thing for our country, it's a good thing for the public, it's a good thing for general petraeus. >> reporter: petraeus will explain why the cia kept a safe house near the u.s. consulate and how the agency tried to fight off the attackers in benghazi where four americans were killed. some in congress question whether pet was pressured t step down for political reasons, not personal ones. >> the only question i will ask him is general petraeus, did your resignation have anything to do with the fact that you were supposed to testify before congress? >> reporter: for three days members have heard from nati
about the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. his testimony comes as we are learning more about the scandal that forced him to resign. we've got the latest. >> reporter: anita and dave, days after stepping down as head of the cia, david petraeus will tell congress what he knows about the deadly attack. as the increasing sex scandal unfolds. >> reporter: the former cia director will meet with lawmakers behind closed doors on friday to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. it is his first public appearance since resigning in disgrace over an affair with his biographer. the attorney general said that petraeus did not put the nation at risk. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered the affair, investigating e- mails she sent to jill kelley and the general who exceeded petraeus as the u.s. commander in afghanistan. and now the pentagon is looking at e-mails between allen and kelly. defense secretary says that he thinks the scandal stops there. >> i'm not awar
and their families this holiday season. it includes wounded warriors. jc hayward introduces us to one local woman who shares with us just how important the holidays are to her and her brother who was seriously wounded in afghanistan. >> it reminds me a lot of my brother and my dad and family in general. >> reporter: stephanie greets members of the military as a volunteer for the uso lounge at dulles international airport. while she helps the travelers relax, she is constantly reminded of her little brother and how she almost lost him. >> i had just gotten back from a trip when i was told and i think i didn't believe it at first because i didn't want to believe it. >> reporter: on october 24, 2009, her brother, army captain mark weiss was hit with an ied in afghanistan. paratroopers rescued him but his entire left side of his face and body was severely injured. >> they put him in a medical coma just to kind of allow his body to reduce the brain swelling. >> reporter: doctors told him he would remain in a wheelchair for as long as possible. >> accepting the doctors said he wasn't going to walk, he woul
. >> schieffer: mccain will be with us this morning, and we'll also get the take of the senate's number two democrat, dick durbin. for analysis we'll bring in the "washington post's" david ignatius. tom ricks, august of can the gen. and our own bob orr and margaret brennan. and we'll have a farewell interview with maine's republican senator olympia snowe, who's leaving the senate because she no longer felt it was a place she could get anything done. it's been a wild week, but we'll try to put it in perspective on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. we want to get right to the story in the middle east. , israel continuing to amass troops on the period with gaza. three israelis are dead, more than 50 wounded by rocket fire. the airstrikes go on. the question now, will the israelis send their ground troops into gaza? we're going first this morning to alan pizzey who is in tel aviv. allen. >> reporter: good morning, bob. overnight the israelis continued to pound positions in gaza.
concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the edge of fiscal cliff. >> republican party will fall on the swords and half republicans voted democrats. >> an explosion that damaged 31 homes. >> looks like a weather zone. >> two weeks after superstorm sandy, thousands are facing another day without power. >> 70% of the city is flood. >> the crews are at it. contact between jeff gordon and clint bowyer. >> all that -- >> not a great night offensively for the chicago bears. >> for the first time in four years an nfl game has ended in a tie. >> -- and all that matters. >> on this day we thank all of our veterans for reminding why america is and always will be the greatest nation on earth. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> many people are saying off the record this feels a little homeland. >> welcome to cbs "this morning" as america celebrates the official veterans day holiday. one ve
and their homes right next to the beach. they had a dance and some of us didn't make it through the dance and we're here to give them what they need. >> reporter: volunteers are working to distribute those essentials like blankets, water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some say help came too late. >> this has only been maybe a week and a half of, you know, fresh water, but for the first 5 or 6 days, no one was there. >> reporter: frustration is especially high on long island. where some of the 130,000 still without power are demanding answers from the long island power authority. >> it's like going on and on and on. end it. the power company says it hopes to have electricity restored by late tuesday. erica ferrari for cbs news for rockaway, new york. >> it's worth reporting, that new york utility says some long island residents won't get power until early next week. >>> new revelations tonight in the sudden resignation of cis director. he stepped down yesterday amid an fbi probe on harassing e- mails. the washington post reports senior law enforcement officials say the
11:00, >> hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday. tonight more than a quarter million homes and businesses still without power in new york and new jersey. it's nearing two weeks since that super storm hit there. about 300 people protested outside of long island power authority office today. they're demanding more help. this weekend emergency crews are battling fires that started by generators and stockpiled gasoline. erica ferrari reports tonight, hundreds of volunteers boarded buses today to help out in the hard hit areas. >> reporter: possessions that once filled the homes on long beach island are now piled up outside on the street. >> it's just so sad to look at it all. >> reporter: this coastal new jersey community took a direct hit from sandy. saturday almost two weeks after the storm, many people got their first look at the damage. >> this is not my boat. >> reporter: john boil found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter
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